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Wallace R. “Wally” Howard

Published 11:14am Monday, December 31, 2012

Wallace R. “Wally” Howard

December 18, 2012

Wallace R. “Wally” Howard, 73, was born July 13, 1939, in Russellville, to the late Will and Rebecca King Howard, and passed away Dec. 18, 2012, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.

Wally began working at the Standard Gas Station, which is now BP Amoco, at Lee and Algonquin Roads in 1959 and later became the owner of the station and ran it until his retirement in 2006.

Wally was the beloved husband of Emily (nee Duncan); loving father of Timothy R. Howard, and wife, Jane, and Gina L. Ellinger; cherished grandfather of Samuel R. (Otilia) Howard, Lacey Ellinger, Dane Ellinger and Rayana Cantu; great-grandfather of Devin Ellinger; and dear brother of Cratus Holland, Evelyn Sparks and the late Roosevelt Howard.

Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, with burial in Franklin Memory Gardens.

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